Vicks VapoRub has been present and used for more than hundred years for treating headaches, cold, cough, congested nose, chest and throat stuffiness. It is one of the most widely used over-the-counter-decongestants. However, Vicks VapoRub can do so much more than this.
In this article you can read 21 more amazing uses of Vicks you haven’t heard about.
1. Puts Off Mosquitoes
Keep mosquitoes away by applying a little bit of Vaseline on your clothing and skin.
2. Sinus Headaches
This is a trick you must do immediately if you are suffering from sinus headaches. Apply Vicks under your nose and take a deep breath. Vicks contains menthol and it will help you calm your headache.
3. Ease Acne
Vicks can help you clean your skin. You just need to apply on your acnes a few times a day. It will dry your acne and sooth the affected area at the same time.
4. Keep Insects Away
If you want to keep flies away on a picnic, just open a Vicks bottle.
5. No More Bruises
If you combine a pinch of salt in Vicks VapoRub and apply it on a fresh bruise, it will help you get rid of it quickly.
6. Alleviate Sore Muscles
Massage your sore muscles with Vicks. Then cover that area with a dry towel. Lift the sore limb or lie down for the pain to reduce. Repeat this three times a day.
7. Moisturize Your Skin
If you have dry skin, rub Vicks VapoRub on your skin and you’ll see the positive results.
8. Tennis Elbow
Apply Vicks and the menthol and camphor it contains will help you to ease your pain. Rub again until the ache stops.
9. Treat Cracked Heels
Apply some Vicks on your feet and heels and then put on your socks. The following morning wash your feet with warm water and exfoliate the softened skin with pumice stone. Repeat this every night in order to have healthy and smooth feet.
10. Fingernail or Toenail Fungus
Apply Vicks on the infected toenail or fingernail twice daily. Then, put on your socks. Don’t forget to trim your nails until you remove the infected part.
11. Relieve Congestion Symptoms and Cough
To do this, apply Vicks on your throat and chest.
12. Prevent Your Cat’s Scratching
If you want to stop your cat’s scratching, rub some Vicks to your windows, walls, and doors.
13. Fast Healing of Cuts and Splinters
Apply Vicks on any splinter or cuts to increase the time of healing and prevent infection.
14. Reek-free Racehorses
Professional racers rub Vicks below the nostrils of racehorses on the race day. This prevents the horses from the stench of the female pony and keeps them more focused on the race.
15. Stretch Marks
Apply Vicks on the affected area. You will see a great result after two weeks of regular application.
16. Prevent Your Pet’s Peeing
If you want to avoid pet’s wetting on the rug, or any other area in your house, place an open bottle of Vicks in those areas.
Ease the inflammation and itchiness of eczema by applying Vicks on the affected skin.
18. Relieve Terrible Ear Pain
You can apply Vicks on a cotton ball and put in the painful ear. Your pain will be relieved immediately.
You can also warm a garlic clove in the oven or microwave for 10 seconds and apply Vicks vapo rub on one of the ends of the clove and then place it in your ear.
19. Athlete’s Feet
Apply Vicks twice daily if you want to heal athlete’s feet.
20. Remove Warts
Apply Vicks twice a day and cover it with gauze and a clean sock. You’ll feel the difference in just a few days. Do this for 2 weeks, until the wart completely disappears.
21. Fat Burning Cream
Vacks Vapo rub can help you decrease localized fat and have the desired figure. However, it cannot do miracles, but it can stimulate fat burning around the legs or abdomen for sure.
It can help you in the fight of fat accumulation, removing cellulite and making skin tissue firm. Just prepare a cream with Vicks, camphor, baking soda and a little bit of alcohol. Apply this cream on problematic areas and cover it with black plastic strip. You can do this while you are home, or at work or before doing exercises.
VapoRub includes levomenthol, a solid white glass with mint flavor. If this component is used alone, it may lead to rash, but when dissolved in Vicks, it is completely safe because includes aucalyptus oil.
It is not advisable to use camphor directly, but in the commercial product packaging.
Also, you need to use this home remedy along with a balanced diet and exercise.
– Vicks VapoRub
– Sodium bicarbonate
How to prepare it:
Crash well the average tablet camphor and mix it with the other ingredients until you have a paste. Place it in a plastic or glass container. Apply this creme in the evening by making circular movements. Wrap the area with plastic wrap and let it sit for 30 minutes.